Water is a Family Affair

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Ashley Gilbertson's family in NYC - 1,000 liters of water daily
Rhoda January’s family in Malawi, Africa - 100 liters of water daily
The Esteban family in El Alto, Bolivia - 100 liters of water daily
Abu Ibrahim’s family in Jordan - 8,000 liters of water daily
Hamidou Hama’s family in Niger, Africa - 100 liters of water daily
Swarga Mala Gayali's family in India - 220 liters of water daily
San Win’s family in Myanmar - 160 liters of water daily

Have you ever wondered how much water you use on a daily basics? Honestly, I have no idea how much we use but after seeing those images above, I’m certain it’s probably way too much!

Even though for millions of people around the globe water, sanitation and hygiene conditions have improved drastically, still, in 2015 663 million people are using unsafe drinking water. So recently Ashley Gilbertson was asked by UNICEF to create a series of images featuring families and their daily water usage. He traveled to seven different countries and captured the daily water usage of different families with totally different backgrounds and water needs. Some of those numbers blow my mind! Thoughts?

P.S: How much food people eat per day, and the hungry planet.
P.P.S: What does 200 calories look like?

(via Medium)

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm ashamed to admit but I overuse water daily with leaving the tap running and always feel guilty for it.

Diana Mieczan said...

Anonymous, same here.

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Mind blowing indeed. What a provoking way of raising awareness about water usage.

Rowena @ rolala loves

Evelyn Munro said...

Thanks hunee for sharing.

Diana Mieczan said...

Rowena, I totally agree.

Diana Mieczan said...

Evelyn, my pleasure :)

Erin said...

We've had an incredibly dry summer with water restrictions - it's been an eye-opener for sure. I'm much more careful now, collecting water in pots if I have to let the tap run for some reason, reusing the water I boil anything in to water the plants. It's just a habit now.

Diana Mieczan said...

Erin, how interesting. Good job, love.

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